Gill Price, Heather Macey
RedR International Programmes Director
County Coordinator Pakistan Humanitarian Forum
From the 24 – 28 March 2014, RedR held a pilot course for 24 WASH experts on the subject of addressing the social, institutional and technical gaps that currently exist for water, sanitation and hygiene provision in the urban emergency context. This document, produced as a partnership between ALNAP and RedR, captures the key messages, lessons and experiences of both course facilitators and participants on the topic of WASH in urban emergency response.
Juba, 12 May 2014 – On 20 May 2014, the international community will convene in Oslo, Norway, to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes, including an estimated 300,000 to neighboring countries. Over 4 million people, including over 2.5 million children, are extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, as people have been displaced from their sources of survival. This crisis is worsening on a daily basis.
Globally, we are witnessing a rise in the scale, frequency and impact of humanitarian crises on vulnerable people, pushing the international humanitarian system to its limits. Australia plays a vital role in responding to these challenges, both in our immediate region and globally. A new paper developed by ACFID's Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG), involving 14 leading humanitarian Non-Government Organisations (NGO), has been launched today, 8 May.
Juba, 26th April 2014
REDR UK HAS joined the United Nations to call for increased international presence to help overcome serious crises in Sudan and South Sudan.
Both states are facing severe humanitarian challenges, affecting more than seven million people across both states, which far outweigh local organisations’ capacity to respond.
Develop and expand understanding of logistics assessment
Conducting an assessment
• Definitions and Basic Principles
• Warehouse Management Outline
• Selecting a Warehouse
• Capacity of a Warehouse
• Receiving, Despatch, Losses
Your Supply Chain Will Depend on:
•Polarisation of the world “with us or against us”
•Increased violence against aid worker
•Changing nature of conflicts
•Proliferation of actors in humanitarian field
•Changing nature of military presence
•Pressure from governments to use military assets in disasters
Storage (cold chain)
•Procurement Procedures & Processes
•Procurement Documentation & Filing
•Types of Logistics contracts
•Basic components of a contract
•Local laws vs. Agency rules
•To be acquainted with the different modes of transport & their use in the context of humanitarian logistics
•Records and Control
•Customs Outline & Responsibilities
•Internationally agreed terms
Disaster relief charity, RedR, is now continuing its training programme in Khartoum and Darfur following a temporary suspension. RedR supports NGOs and their staff operating in Sudan, providing crucial training and advice in areas such as personal safety.
RedR has been working in Sudan since 2005 and delivers on average 9 courses each month to around 113 relief workers, the large majority of whom are Sudanese nationals.
On Friday 17 February 2006 two catastrophic landslides buried the village of Guinsaugon -- population around 1,400 - near the town of St Bernard in Southern Leyte Province. AusAID quickly called on RedR Australia to provide two members to join an engineering-based team to provide advice to The Phillipines Government and Red Cross. RedR members, Kathryn Harries and Howard Sullivan, joined Andrew McPherson from Geosciences Australia and AusAID Team Leader, Neryl Lewis on the one week mission.
In early April 2005 AusAID, Australia's aid agency, requested RedR Australia to deploy four Engineers to Jakarta for transfer to Nias Island, Indonesia. Four engineers from the RedR Australia register were selected at short notice to conduct an assessment of damage to structures on Nias Island as a result of the major earthquake of 28th March 2005.
The engineers had not previously worked together; they met for the first time in Jakarta, Indonesia on the evening of 6th April 2005.
RedR Australia have 11 members in Indonesia, working with WFP, UN JLC, UNHCR and Caritas Australia. Deployed members are senior logisticians, civil engineers/ architect, and telecomunications engineer.
A further 12 deployments have been identified for RedR members to assist UNHCR deliver its planned shelter programme to assist 35,000 families in Aceh rebuild their homes. These deployments are expected to commence in two-three weeks. There will be a long term need for rehabilitation and reconstruction in the affected areas.